Quotations About / On: ALONE

  • 11.
    I want to be alone ... I just want to be alone.
    (William A. Drake, screenwriter, and Edmund Goulding. Grusinskaya (Greta Garbo), in Grand Hotel (film) (1932). The phrase was associated with Garbo although she claims never to have said it word for word: "I only said I want to be let alone." In the movie The Single Standard, she spoke the line: "I am walking alone because I want to be alone.")
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  • 12.
    We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
    (Orson Welles (1915-1984), U.S. filmmaker, actor, producer. Quoted in Henry Jaglom, Someone to Love (1985). Definition of loneliness contributed by Welles to author.)
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  • 13.
    “I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.”
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  • 14.
    Life's an awfully lonesome affair.... You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming.
    (Emily Carr (1871-1945), Canadian artist. "The Elephant," entry for July 16, 1933, Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of Emily Carr (1966).)
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  • 15.
    Rome alone can resist Rome.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Viriate, in Sertorius, act 3, sc. 1 (1662). Viriate argues that only Roman citizens can defeat the tyranny that reigns there.)
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  • 16.
    Such a man as instinctively feeds on pure ambrosia and leaves alone the indigestible in things.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher. "Expeditions of an Untimely Man," aphorism 13, Twilight of the Idols (1889).)
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  • 17.
    The only time a man thinks is when he's alone.
    (José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. La cabeza a pájaros (Head in the Clouds), p. 93, Madrid, Cruz y Raya (1934).)
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  • 18.
    Sometimes we have to go through the darkness alone, before we can see the light.
    (Adele Comandini. Edward Sutherland. Michael O'Brien (Charles Winninger), Beyond Tomorrow, to the spirit of one of his partners, who has joined him at the gates of Heaven (1940). Original story by Mildred Cram and Adele Comandini.)
  • 19.
    Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. Mrs. Dalloway, p. 62 (1925).)
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  • 20.
    To be adult is to be alone.
    (Jean Rostand (1894-1977), French biologist, writer. repr. In The Substance of Man (1962). Pensées d'un Biologiste (1939).)
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